Table 7 Efficiency of formation of hydroperoxides (number of hydroperoxide groups formed per HO × 100) on free amino acids (20 mM) exposed to 315 Gy of 60Co γ-radiation at pH 7.4

Data from [135].

Amino acidPeroxidation efficiency
Valine49
Leucine44
Proline44
Isoleucine43
Lysine34
Glutamic acid28
Tryptophan18
Glutamine16
Arginine13
Alanine11
Aspartic acid6
Phenylalanine5
Histidine4
Glycine3
Tyrosine3
Asparagine2
Hydroxyproline2
Cysteine0.4
Methionine0
Serine0
Threonine0